Chicken turns this Greek-inspired salad into a substantial main course. Feel free to substitute other chopped fresh vegetables, such as broccoli or bell peppers, for the tomatoes or cucumber. Use leftover chicken, store-roasted chicken or quickly poach a couple boneless, skinless chicken breasts while you prepare the rest of the salad. Serve with pita bread and hummus. Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2009

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Whisk vinegar, oil, dill (or oregano), garlic powder, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add lettuce, chicken, tomatoes, cucumber, onion, olives and feta; toss to coat.

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Tips

Tip: If you don't have cooked chicken, poach 1 pound chicken breasts for this recipe. Place boneless, skinless chicken breasts in a medium skillet or saucepan. Add lightly salted water (or chicken broth) to cover and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low and simmer gently until the chicken is cooked through and no longer pink in the middle, 10 to 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

343 calories; 18.5 g total fat; 4.7 g saturated fat; 89 mg cholesterol; 581 mg sodium. 659 mg potassium; 11.1 g carbohydrates; 3 g fiber; 5 g sugar; 31.1 g protein; 6798 IU vitamin a iu; 14 mg vitamin c; 126 mcg folate; 148 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 54 mg magnesium;

Reviews (45)

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47 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 35
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
03/29/2019
Wow this was so good just added a little fresh CABBAGE I had left over. Dang we loved it! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/26/2018
Good combo of flavors. Easy too. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/28/2017
Great salad. I will definitely make it again. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/28/2017
Okay. Contains good foods so will eat again. Difficult to halve the recipe since I couldn't find feta cheese in small quantities. Find another recipe later in the week to use up the rest of the cheese. (fwiw The Eating Well menu plans are designed to use up extra ingredients.) Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2017
This was a wonderful salad. I used goat cheese instead of feta -- it gave it a nice creaminess. Lots of good nutrition took a long time to chew. Very satisfying and sustaining. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
07/21/2016
Wow this is a good salad! It's 6pm. We have post-dinner guests coming at 6:30pm. I remember I have this salad recipe and quickly throw it together. At 6:18pm my husband and I sit down to eat. He takes a bite and exclaims Wow! This is a good salad! And you know it really was! Definitely making this one again! Pros: quick easy flavorful healthy Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/28/2015
Fabulous and Easy! I didn't add the lettuce to all of it right away. That way I can pack lettuce in a separate bag and mix it at work then the lettuce doesn't get soggy. Pros: Quick and tasty Cons: none Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/22/2015
Easy to make yummy to eat I made this salad last night. It was easy to prepare. I served it with hummus and whole wheat naan bread. It was a big hit at our house. Delicious and very satisfying. I'm looking forward to making this meal again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/12/2015
This is Going into the Rotation! We are in the midst of another overwhelming Maritime winter -- sick of stews sick of chili. Needed a bright healthy and child friendly meal to perk us all up. This is the easiest meal I've put together in a long time. I bought a bbq'd chicken from the supermarket and put this together in no time flat. Followed the recipe to the letter. The flavours were so wonderful. The kids devoured the whole salad and asked for the same recipe tonight. Pros: Quick Easy Colourful! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/13/2014
Simple Wonderful Salad to make I did not have any red onions but substituted a small hand full of green onions poached my chicken. It made a big bowl between me and my mom we had 2 good size bowls and still have some for my lunch and hers. I am always looking for good simple salad recipes. Pros: Simple Cons: Found nothing hard or complicated Read More
Rating: 4 stars
07/03/2014
AWESOME USE OF LEFTOVERS! My spouse & i loved this meal. It was refreshing and satisfying on a hot day. It was wonderful as written and i look forward to playing with different vegetables; maybe kick up the dressing as well. Pros: delectable healthy and best yet an easy meal. Cons: have to serve immediately there can be no leftovers of this Read More
Rating: 2 stars
12/03/2013
Vegatarian subsitute Like to know if anyone has used some kind of fish (shrimp certain fish) to improve a veggies diet Pros: Salad yet Cons: using meat Read More
Rating: 3 stars
08/09/2013
Compare amounts I like the real Greek sheep's milk feta that they have at Trader Joe's will have to compare the calories w/cow feta to see if it's any different. Can't wait to make this but also would like to know if I make a larger amount for the family how many cups of the finished product counts as one serving? Pros: Sounds wonderful & I plan to make it soon Cons: but it appears that the amounts are mixed up with the same recipe for two which calls for half th Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/22/2013
Light & Fresh - Delicious Followed the recipe exactly and it was wonderful. It was simple to make we had it for dinner tonight with some french bread. Perfect as a light meal not necesarry to have anything else with it. Pros: Healthy simple filling without being heavy Cons: None Read More
Rating: 4 stars
05/17/2013
Delicious and Quick! This was so delicious. I'm not a huge fan of feta cheese black olives or italian dressing but this was phenomenal! All the items complimented each other well. Nothing really stood out which was perfect! I actually grilled chicken for the salad and loved it! I also toasted some whole-wheat pita bread with brushed EVOO and Parmesan cheese and served with marinara sauce like they were bread sticks. My husband and 11 year old loved it as well as myself! Will definitely make again! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2013
Absolutely DELICIOUS! This was so Delicious My first time eating Feta I really didnt think I'd like this I was so surprised I made it cause I had all the ingredients and it didnt take much time. This is definately going to be one of my go to recipes for lunch AAA Pros: Quick Tasty Filling Low fat Cons: None Read More
Rating: 4 stars
07/25/2012
Tasty and surprisingly filling! I made a half recipe of this for myself and my husband (we call him the meat eater.) I loved it and so did he! It made enough to be filling for a summer supper with a glass of wine. I used the dried oregano and the dressing which looked like it wasn't going to be enough when I started was tasty and plenty to cover the salad. I'll definitely make this again! Read More
Rating: 1 stars
06/10/2012
This does not have much to do with Greek Salad Skip the lettuce not used! Do not chop the tomatoes slice in sections rather than slices or ugh chopped.(to retain the juice) No dill always dried oregano. Plenty of chopped good quality feta. Good quality Kalamata olives whole not chopped. Top quality olive oil and balsamic or wine vinegar..3-1.for a classic dressing. Serve the chicken on the side roasted w. rosemary. Now you can call it a Greek salad. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/25/2012
This salad is surprisingly tasty and filling. The dressing amounts specified are totally adequate. I put everything in a large tupperware container and then shook it to distribute dressing. This was excellent the next day for lunch even with the dressing already on; did not get soggy. Definately will be making this again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/17/2012
This was fast and delicious! I did leave out the olives(which I love and my husband doesn't care for) I did add avacodo which set it off. Definitely will be on our list of staples. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
03/17/2012
Great fufilling Salad! I'm eating this salad as I type. It is so yummy satisfying and tasty and one portion of salad is more than enough to fill your belly. I used Shallots for a bit of kick and opted for the dried dill weed because it was on hand and it worked great. Definitely a salad I will be making in the future. Pros: Filling Light on Fat Great to Look at Done in 30 Mins Cons: Prep Work Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/06/2012
Delicious! I would use the dressing on other salads it was so delicious! Everything went well together great texture and crunch plus some creaminess from the cheese. I didn't have olives so I added cut up bread and butter pickle spears (I have no idea how I went from olives to pickles) and it was amazing! The pickles added a welcome and needed break from the acidity and tartness of the rest of the salad. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/04/2011
Skip the Chicken and you've got an awesome side dish. I skipped adding the chicken and served this salad with grilled T-bone steaks. This was a delicious meal. It looked like there would not be enough dressing but there was a perfect amount. Everyone loved it. Will be making again soon. The dressing alone will be served with all of our salads. Pros: To many to list Cons: None Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I'm not normally a cucumber nor olive fan so I passed this by several times before trying it. VERY GOOD!!!!!! I've made it three times in the past two months and have told several people about it. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Great for summertime lunches or even a light dinner. Leftovers don't keep well but we usually didn't have much left! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I thought this was great. I did substitute red bell pepper for the cukes and used fat free feta. Don't add the tomatoes and lettuce until you serve and the leftovers last longer. Good for brown bagging. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I absolutely love this salad and I'm usually not much of a salad lover. I substituted red pepper for the tomato and omitted the cucumber. I also used kalamata olives- that makes a huge difference. Yum yum! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I've eaten this 3 times this week and also made it Sunday for Mother's Day and shared it with my son and his wife. They want the recipe. I do like a strong vinegar taste to my salads so I added a tablespoon of white vinegar to the mix but otherwise it made it by the recipe. I LOVE IT! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This is a quick delicious salad with great flavor. I did add some kidney beans for added protein and substance and it was perfect! Made wonderful leftovers for lunch today too!:) Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
We love this salad! One of my favorite uses for leftover chicken. I serve it with the Parmesan Skillet Flatbread from this site. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
One of the very best salads I've ever had. I really like the "sharp" brisk vinegar/dill flavor. I now make this salad often. Also you can wrap it in your favorite pita or flat bread....yummmmmmm!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
One of my favorite salads! The dill really makes the salad. I will be making this again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This is five stars for taste low-cal and easy to prepare. I made the dressing using oregano and it was very good. I plan to try it with the dill next time. This will make a great brown bag lunch if you pack the lettuce separate from the dressing and toppings. Yummy! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Really fresh and tasty. Serving the pitas with hummus really rounded the meal off well. I would definately make this again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
A delish dish. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I LOVE this salad! It is such a filling and low calorie meal. Since discovering it I have had it several times a month. But I don't use olive oil (I spray the salad with olive oil Pam) and I use low calorie Feta cheese to save even more calories. I also add a tablespoon of white vinegar to the mix. Soooo good! (I have the dill weed--I don't like it with oregano). Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I love this salad SO MUCH! It fills you up and is easy to make. I used oregano in the dressing instead of the dill since I don't like dill very much and it was awesome. TRY THIS RECIPE! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
WOW! This salad was incredible. I'm a vegetarian however so instead of chicken I added a 1/2 cup of chickpeas marinated in olive oil and dill. I will definitely make this again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
I love this salad. I just did a few tweeks. I use fat free feta substitute half of the black olives for kalamata olives substitute half of the romaine for spinach and use fresh grilled chicken. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
This is a very yummy salad. Even my hubby ate it up and took some for lunch the next day! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
delicious This recipe is great! It tastes good with or without the chicken and like another reviewer I use fat-free feta and for the olives I use half kalamata and half black olives. I use this recipe for lunches so I chop up a large amount of the ingredients but store them each in separate containers and then put everything together in the morning to keep everything fresh and to prevent sogginess. Pros: easy filling healthy Cons: none Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Very good I made this salad to go with our Scallops in a Saffron-Tarrgon Broth from this site and it made a well rounded yummy dinner. The salad was incredible! I left out the chicken since we already had a protein and we loved it - I'm looking forward to the leftovers for lunch. The dressing was light but also coated every piece of lettuce. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
My teenagers loved this salad Used green onion not white. My 17 year old son asked if I would make it every week for him. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Absolutely Delicious! Made this salad last night for dinner & we absolutely loved it! I used dill because I do not like oregno. This is a definite keeper & I can't wait to make it for our next family gathering! The only think I will do differently for that will be to omit the chicken. Pros: Quick Cons: None Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2011
yum!! I loved this recipe. It was delicious and the whole family loved it. The oil and vinegar made the perfect tastes! Pros: quick delicious! Read More